I know, I know, it’s only October! But advent calendars often sell out early, and there are still mail delays to keep in mind. Here’s some of the cutest ones I could find that are available to buy or pre-order now so you can get them in plenty time for December 1st.
Noodoll (UK) have designed an adorable musical advent calendar with a snowy winter scene at the Ricepole. Open the doors each day and you’ll get stickers and other items to decorate your calendar, plus there’s dancing magnetic Ricemonsters on the lake! It’s also reusable so you can bring it out again next year.
The stationery advent calendar is back at Paperchase (UK), this time in both adult and kids versions, each with 24 stationery treats. They have a photo of all the contents if you want to check whether it’s worth the investment, but if you prefer a surprise, I can tell you that the kids one definitely looks more kawaii, and it’s cheaper too.
If you’re into Disney, LEGO, Funko Pops etc. I recommend ordering your advent calendar ASAP. There’s some very cute ones this year that are sure to sell out including Funko Pop Pokemon (US) which includes 24 tiny Pokemon figures.
Of course there’s an advent calendar full of cats, thanks to Meri Meri (UK/US/EU)! You get a wooden cat or accessory each day, and it all packs up inside a cute cat suitcase so you can use it again next year. And yes, there’s a dog one too but it seems to be mostly out of stock so you might have to shop around their stockists.
Crafty types should check out the 24 day crafting advent calendar by Ellbie Co. (UK). It includes kits for cross stitch, embroidery, felt and pinatas, plus more patterns and crafty goodies. That will definitely keep you busy over the holidays.
Or go DIY and make your own advent calendar. Ruby Star Rising have a very sweet cut and sew panel as part of the Peppermint Please collection, available from fabric shops worldwide. It includes printed fabric for a calendar with pockets, plus bunting and mini plushies! There’s also a matching patterned panel available separately for reusable gift wrapping.
You’ll find more DIY advent calendars in previous years’ posts too.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.